Matan Launches at SGIA 2013 Newest Superwide Format Barak 8QW
Matan Digital Printers will launch its newest super-wide hybrid UV printer, the Barak 8QW, at SGIA 2013. This newest member of the Barak family features
white ink printing, on top of Matan’s patented 8-color PDS technology and boasts a unique collection of value-added features and options, to support
customers in increasing productivity, minimizing waste, reducing labor and ensuring unrivaled ease of use. With the Matan family’s famous high
SPEED-QUALITY RATIO, the versatile Barak 8QW offers owners the best value in the super-wide printing industry.
“We are excited to introduce the Barak 8QW to the market” said Mr. Hanan Yosefi, Matan’s CEO. “This new product raises printing versatility and quality
to a new level. It enables owners to add all lucrative White printing applications, to the services they offer”, added Yosefi. “We believe that this and
many additional unique new features will make the Barak 8QW to be widely adopted, as it improves our customers’ businesses.”
White printing - Branded with the original slogan “White Tops your Qwality”, the new Barak 8QW enables owners to expand their business options,
take on profitable high-end jobs and increase their revenue and margins. Adding White printing to their repertoire, on top of Matan’s patent-pending
8-color PDS technology, will enable print shops to create exceptional quality images for indoor and outdoor applications;
Blockout printing - The Barak 8QW features double-sided printing on opaque blockout media with perfect registration. This fully automatic workflow is
enabled by a set of optical sensors and dedicated software, ensuring faultless registration between sides. The automatic blockout system eliminates
the need for guesswork and manual manipulation and reduces the level of expertise required from the operator.
A unique collection of value added optional features turn the Barak 8QW into an all-in-one end-to-end printing and finishing device. Options include:
Inline Finishing system – this best selling add-on enables printing, trimming and sheeting in a single workflow.
Other innovations include an innovative Vacuum Table that allows printing on flexible sheets; newly developed print modes provide new standards of
HD print quality; Value-Pro analytics software enables owners to increase savings on media, ink & manpower.
At SGIA Matan will co-exhibit with Digitech Company at Booth #1222, where two Barak 8QW printers will be displayed, 3m and 5m wide.
Matan Digital Printers has been introducing innovative solutions to the world of digital printing for over 20 years. Headed by a group of leading print
technology experts, Matan continues to deliver forefront digital printers and presses for a wide range of challenging industrial applications. Matan's
broad range of products is aimed at three major printing segments:
Super wide format
Labels, tag, decals, membranes, license plates & sign printing
The company’s printing solutions allow users to enjoy excellent productivity, top quality output and high durability, while ensuring low cost of
ownership. Matan markets its innovative Super Wide Format UV Printers under its own brand and as OEM under the brand of FujiFilm.
Matan Digital Printers presents at FESPA Digital 2008 the Barak3
The 3.5m wide version of the Barak UV, Hybrid SWF digital printers line, featuring new production speeds and
a Multi-Function Vacuum Table.
Rosh Ha'Ayin, Israel, March 25, 2008 - Matan, the original innovator of the Super-wide Format (SWF) digital
printing industry, presents the Barak3 – a 3.5 m wide version of the UV, Hybrid, SWF digital printer. Following the
successful launch of the Barak line less than a year ago at FESPA 2007, and extended installations throughout
Europe, Matan brings to the SWF European market, its 3.5m all-in-one solution for any type of application. It will
be featured at FESPA Digital 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 1-3, 2008, at Matan's stand #F100,
"The European market's reaction to the Barak line was extraordinary." Says Hanan Yosefi, President & CEO.
"In less than a year since we launched the Barak line, we are proud to say Barak users can be found throughout
Europe – East to West."
The presentation of the Barak3 will take place at Matan's stand #F100, on April 1st, with continuous live
demonstrations, starting at 14:30. Matan will present the Barak's enhanced production speeds of up to
150 sqm/hr, achieved thanks to the new BarakUV300 ink set. In addition Matan will demonstrate the new Multi-
Function Vacuum-Table that is suitable for the most demanding media handling needs and can be switched in a
click to mesh, thanks to a new pneumatic mechanism. These two enhanced features enable Barak users to
achieve higher productivity and enhanced printing quality on a wide variety media types and provide the easiest
way to handle Mesh applications.
The Barak Product line
Barak is a SWF digital printer, using UV-curable inks, designed to bring an all-in-one solution to the market.
Available in 5 m or 3.5 m widths, the Barak is easy to operate, user-friendly and guarantees a low total cost of
This printer offers the following benefits to the end-user:
High Performance: Barak incorporates leading print-head technology, featuring a 30 picoliter drop size to achieve
high-quality output. Its wide color gamut and flexible inks enable the Barak to target a wide variety of demanding
applications. The low ink consumption with coverage of up to 180 sqm/liter (1940 sqft/liter) on average, and the
excellent throughput of up to 150 sqm/hr (1615 sqft/hr) meet the performance requirements of the most
advanced print shop.
Versatility: The Barak line features the only 5m wide UV-printer on the market that handles both flexible and rigid
materials, either coated or uncoated. Its optional Multi-roll feature enables the Barak to print simultaneously on up
to 3 rolls, making it the perfect solution for printing in demanding production environments.
Ease of use: The Barak product line implements Matan's user-friendly approach in both the mechanical and software
design, assuring an easy, fast and intuitive workflow.
Environment Friendly: In line with Matan’s environment friendly philosophy, the Barak line uses UV inks that
minimize site preparation requirements, ventilation and disposal.
Low Cost of Ownership: The Barak offers a competitive total cost of ownership, thanks to low running costs and
fast return on investment (ROI).
In addition, Matan's stand will feature the flagship of its Thermal Transfer product line – the Matan SprinG³,
which will be demonstrated throughout the show. The SprinG³ is an industrial 30 cm (12 inch), Roll-to-Roll digital
printer, designed for fast, durable, short runs with vivid colors for Labels, Decals, Membranes, Traffic and other
In addition, printed samples of tags, labels and different signs will be available on-site to illustrate the printer's
unique output on a wide variety of media.
Matan Digital Printers Introduces New Printing Capabilities for Short-Runs
of Membrane-Switch-Overlay Applications
Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel; July 16, 2007 - Matan Digital Printers, a leading manufacturer of specialty digital printers,
announces a new and exciting application durable, digital printing of Membrane-Switch-Overlays with the Matan
SprinG³. The SprinG³ is a 12'' wide (300mm) thermal transfer digital printer excelling in applications such as
industrial markings, labels & decals, doming platforms, product identification labels, nameplates, window
decorations and much more. Matan has identified that the Membrane-Switch application benefits from the
unique advantages of the SprinG³ with its durable, full color, opaque white-backed printing on a range of
polyesters & polycarbonates.
The SprinG³ will be exhibited at Labelexpo-Europe in Brussels, Belgium on September 26-29, 2007. (11R120,
"Thanks to the SprinG³’s robust and versatile platform, new media is constantly being tested in order to expand
user's choice of applications." says Keren Leshem, Matan's Vice President of Sales for the Thermal-Transfer
product line. "We've analyzed the short-run Membrane-Switch-Overlay market and realized these customers
could benefit from the unique features of the SprinG³. Matan joined forces with world-leading polyester &
polycarbonate manufacturers to create a digital solution for this market and both the test results as well as initial
customer reaction are very promising."
Four main parameters were examined in the SprinG³ tests: (a) Ink layer's thickness, (b) ink adhesion to media, (c)
switch life testing and (d) durability (through a die-cutting process). The SprinG³ provides excellent ink adhesion
and resistance to switch life testing as compared to traditional screen printing. The testing assured that the ink
layer's thickness was less than 2µm and the switch life testing showed no ink loss after 2.5 million actuations,
whereas in traditional screen-printing ink loss is common at 1 million.
Rosh Haayin, Israel at SGIA 06 in Las Vegas, Matan Digital Printers will launch Matan SprinG3, the third
generation of the Matan Spring12 product line of industrial 6-color thermal transfer digital presses. The new Matan
SprinG3 delivers superb print quality, faster printing speed and wider substrate range, enabling unique solutions
for an even wider range of demanding applications. Matan will hold a press conference at its booth #3201 on
Wednesday, September 27th at 11:00 to present the new product.
Overall Improved Performance
The third generation of the Matan Spring is the fruit of an extensive development process, resulting in the
creation of innovative proprietary print head technology designed specifically for the Matan Spring product line.
The new print heads and the related software significantly improve the overall performance of the Spring printing
system. Within the same system specifications, there is a dramatic leap forward in print quality and actual printing
speeds. Improved quality parameters include enhanced trapping results, more vivid colors with higher gloss level
and smoother tints. Productivity may increase up to 300% since desired quality can be achieved in faster print
modes. In addition, identifying the appropriate print parameters is much faster and easier.
Higher Media Versatility
The new SprinG3 can now print with much broader media versatility, allowing quality printing on substrates
including many types of paper, coarse-surfaced media and exotic substrates such as diamond grade reflective
Earlier this year Matan released the SpotBoard electronic card, which is now standard in all SprinG3 machines.
In addition to enabling individual control over the energy level of each printing station it offers Plug & Play USB
connectivity to any computer including laptops.
High Accuracy "Digital Hot-stamping" Option
One of the options for the new Matan SprinG3 is the enhanced Flex-Print system, enabling highly accurate
"Digital Hot-Stamping" on pre-printed media rolls from any print platform, analog or digital. This automatic optical
registration system allows overprinting at an unbelievable accuracy rate of 0.1 mm (0.004 inch). Together with
Matan's VariPrint variable data software option, this offers an ideal personalization solution for a host of short-run,
high durability applications, requiring special colors such as metallic gold and silver, opaque whites and other
special spot colors.
Unique Solutions for Demanding Applications
Mr. Hanan Yosefi, President & CEO of Matan said: "These impressive innovations, together with the proprietary
Matan SpotBoard technology, represent a major evolution to new industrial standards for the Matan Spring
product line. Printers will be able to produce an even wider variety of specialized, demanding applications,
unanswered by any analog or other digital printing system. We invite printers to take a look at the Matan
SprinG3 in one of the upcoming trade events, or invite a personalized demonstration at their own site in the
USA with our Mobile Spring Demo Center. I believe they are in for a pleasant surprise".
Launch at LabelExpo Americas and SGIA '06
The SprinG3 will be exhibited at LabelExpo Americas at booth 5325. Later in the same month Matan will exhibit
the SprinG3 at its booth #3201 at SGIA '06 in Las Vegas, Matan will shortly announce its worldwide upgrade
plan, so that our existing Spring installed base will soon be able to enjoy the new SprinG3 advantages.
The Matan Spot36 - A New Digital Printer for Wayfinding & Traffic Signage
and Windows Graphics
February 16, 2006, Rosh Haayin, Israel - Matan Digital Printers is expanding its Thermal Transfer product line
with a fourth printer: Matan Spot36. This new digital printer was designed to meet the specialized requirements
of wayfinding and traffic signage printers, window graphics and other industrial applications that require short-run,
high-durability two-color printing.
The new Matan Spot36 is in fact a wider format implementation of the best features and qualities of the Matan
Spring12 printer. It is equipped with innovative durable Kyocera print heads, which enable miles of non-stop
quality printing at a speed of up to 885 feet/hr (270 m/hr).
The Matan Spot36 shares the same industrial design of the Matan Spring and is equally robust, while maintaining
an attractive contemporary high-tech look. It can print up to two colors in one pass in up to 400x1200 resolution.
Media width is up 36.6 inch (930 mm) and printing width is up to 36.38 inch (924 mm). Ribbons have been
uniquely developed for this printer and include a wide spectrum of spots, special traffic red, blue and green,
shiny metallic gold and silver, etched and opaque white. The Matan Spot36 supports a wide range of media,
including reflective traffic media.
"The Matan Spot36 fills the niche of a moderately priced digital printer for specialized high durability two-color
applications" says Hanan Yosefi, Matan's President and CEO. "It is particularly suitable for outdoor applications
such as wayfinding and traffic signage and for window decoration graphics. It is already installed and in
production at customer site in the USA and it will be presented at Matan's booth during Fespa Digital Printing
In Fespa 2006, booth C725 Matan will also exhibit the Matan SpringPro 6-color digital label & tag printer.